My training is in brief cognitive-behavioral therapy. This means that we will deal in the here and now. When we discuss family history, it will be in the context of understanding how over-learned behaviors are influencing you current situation, then develop new ways (behaviors and thinking) to deal with the challenges you are facing. I work best with clients who have a specific goals that they are trying to achieve. That doesn't mean that we can't spend some time figuring this out. But once we do, we will come up with a jointly derived game plan and measures to determine if we've gotten there. Besides being a therapist, I'm a Lean implementation specialist, have been an executive coach for 25 years, and have extensive experience helping people improve their leadership/people skills and working through difficult workplace issues. Many years ago, I was a hospital social worker in San Francisco during the AIDS epidemic - so I have a strong background helping clients cope with severe illnesses and the difficult decisions they face - both for themselves and their loved ones. I have also treated victims of trauma and have a great deal of experience working with PTSD. I co-authored a paper titled: Occupational Exposure of Healthcare Workers to HIV: Stress Reactions and Counseling Interventions which appeared in the journal Social Work in Healthcare. I have also authored a professional book titled Lean Culture for the Construction Industry: Building Committed and Responsible Teams published by Taylor & Francis.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Career difficulties
- Coping with life changes
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Self esteem , Depression , Compassion fatigue , Cancer , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Divorce and Separation , First Responder Issues , Guilt and Shame , HIV / AIDS , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Post-traumatic Stress , Workplace Issues Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
AZ LCSW LCSW-18958
CA LCSW 17326
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Gary is great at his job, a very genuine person and extremely intelligent. He has provided many tools and strategies to help navigate family relationships, cope with PTSD triggers and enjoy life despite anxiety and depression. He has taught me to interrogate my thoughts and to be kind to myself. I would highly recommend his therapy services.
Gary is caring, kind, and always has great ideas to help any situation that may come my way. I look forward to our sessions and I appreciate his support! Thank you, Gary!
Gary is a wonderful therapist . He is empathetic and insightful and I feel lucky to have his expertise to guide me on issues in my life.
Thank you for all of the support that you have provided this last year, Gary. Your guidance has navigated me into much calmer waters of life.
An insightful gentleman who cares for the mental health of his patients.
Gary is a god sent
Gary is perfect for anyone who is seeking help!
I have tried a handful of therapists and I just didn’t feel we matched. I didn’t want emotional support and that’s what I felt they were mostly offering. But Gary has such expertise on the whole field of mental health and has talked me through my issues in the most logical way, which is exactly what I was looking for. Besides being intelligent and problem solving, he is a very kind man who makes me feel comfortable always.
Great therapist who helps me with life challenges!
Great guy! And I love talking with Gary
He shared some get insight and coping skills.
Gary has been the most effective and efficient therapist I have visited. He has been instumental in helping me understand the ways I cause things to go wrong, and even more in helping me to cause them to go right.
Gary is very personable and caring. I appreciate his candor in session and the feedback he provides. I look forward to continuing to work with him, and am thankful I got matched with him.